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#1 admin

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 03:57 PM

Some of you have probably already heard rumours or seem things happening around the site so I wanted to confirm it. Recently I have signed over full ownership of the site to VerticalScope, in the hopes that they can help rebuild it into a proper ED and mental health support forum. Some of you are already on VS properties and are probably wondering where a community like MPA fits into their model.  Well, VerticalScope has decided to, and already started doing so, donate profits from the site to ED Nonprofits across North America. This community has been overwhelmed by darkness and in many ways has glorified self-destructive behavior. It can’t do that anymore, we all deserve better, both from each other and from this site as a whole. So in the coming weeks you will see some changes, some things will be removed, some will be closed off, eventually the hope is to get the site on a whole new platform that is less riddled with technical issues. We are looking to move the site to something faster and much more stable. Also, getting the forum regular support and updates with a stronger system to help support this community. MPA should be helping people manage and support one another, but we’ve tread along the boundary of support versus enabling; I don’t think any of us wanted to do that but somewhere down the line it became the norm.

This is an exciting prospect for the site and our community as a whole. It may be a difficult transformation for some however I believe in the end you’ll like what you see, and this place will become a positive force for change.

From here on, all questions can be answered by VS and the moderators about what to expect. Once everything is finally settled in I will be moving on, I have absolute faith the site is in good hands going forward.  Thank you all, and here’s looking forward to the improvements to come.
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#2 Quinnix

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 03:58 PM

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Holy shit I thought admin was just a myth.


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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:00 PM

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How exactly is this not selling us out?


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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:00 PM

Wow, three minutes early !


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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:01 PM

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:03 PM

hmmmm no that's okay 


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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:04 PM

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How exactly is this not selling us out?

 

Oh come now, you can't expect people who have the issue to understand what's best for themselves.

 

Best to have people who own forums in order to milk them for their ad revenue to make those decisions for them instead. 


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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:04 PM

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How much did you get?


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#9 admin

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:05 PM

Oh come now, you can't expect people who have the issue to understand what's best for themselves.

Best to have people who own forums in order to milk them for their ad revenue to make those decisions for them instead.

Ad Revenue has been donated for a while now and continues to be so
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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:06 PM

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i really hope they don't mess with it too much

 

who decides what is enabling and what is not?


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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:07 PM

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in all seriousness this feels very much like when yahoo bought out tumblr. I hope I'm wrong, though


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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:07 PM

Hey everyone, do yourselves a favour

 

 

Don't look at the vertical scope website lol


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You're a culture of one. Which is no less valid than a culture of one billion.


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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:07 PM

i really hope they don't mess with it too much

They want to put it on a stable platform with better security.
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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:08 PM

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i really hope they don't mess with it too much


I’d expect thinspo to be gone. Self harm forum. Anything that’s considered “pro” harm
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#15 Ham// now Archivist @EDC

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:09 PM

Wow, three minutes early !

If you don't count the three days late


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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:10 PM

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Oh come now, you can't expect people who have the issue to understand what's best for themselves.

 

Best to have people who own forums in order to milk them for their ad revenue to make those decisions for them instead. 

 

Oh come on, that was the entire point of ED forums in the first place, to give people like us a say and and a place to be ourselves, to be accepted, and to be left alone.


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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:11 PM

Damn, I am disappointed in myself for not buying popcorn while I was out. I know better. 


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#18 admin

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:11 PM

I’d expect thinspo to be gone. Self harm forum. Anything that’s considered “pro” harm

Self harm is staying, members only, thinspo is being discussed for what should and shouldn't stay for content flagging reasons, TOS, and privacy issues
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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:11 PM

They want to put it on a stable platform with better security.

 

By security, do you mean they shall be militarizing against us?


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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:11 PM

what kinds of posts are being removed?


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